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Favorite Foods Can Cause Serious Choking Accidents in Kids

Food—not toys—is the most common culprit of choking accidents in kids under 5 years of age. A UCLA expert offers tips to prevent food choking accidents.
29-Jul-2014 8:55 AM EDT

Researchers Find Mechanism That Clears Excess of a Pancreatic Protein Linked with Type 2 Diabetes

In people with Type 2 diabetes, a process called autophagy that prevents the accumulation of toxic forms of a protein called IAPP appears to not work properly, contributing to the destruction of beta cells. Beta cells play a key role in maintaining...
23-Jul-2014 10:00 PM EDT

Low-Income Students in High-Performing High Schools Less Likely to Engage in Risky Behaviors

Low-income minority adolescents who were admitted to public charter high schools in Los Angeles were significantly less likely to engage in risky health behaviors than their peers who were not admitted to those schools, and scored significantly...
21-Jul-2014 9:00 PM EDT

Personalized Approach Enhances Communication Skills in Children with Autism

A UCLA-led study has found that the communication skills of minimally verbal children with autism can be greatly improved through personalized interventions that are combined with the use of computer tablets.
17-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

UCLA Health System's Hospitals Ranked Among Nation's Best in U.S. News' Annual Survey

The UCLA Health System's hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica have been named to U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals 2014–15 Honor Roll. UCLA was ranked No. 5 in the country and No. 1 in both California and the Los Angeles metropolitan...
14-Jul-2014 4:05 PM EDT

UCLA Hospitals Named Among 2014 'Most Wired'

UCLA hospitals have been named among the nation's "Most Wired" for the second consecutive year in a survey by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine. As health care transitions to more integrated and patient-centered care, hospitals are utilizing...
11-Jul-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Depressed Men with Prostate Cancer are Diagnosed with Later Stage Disease, Get Less Effective Therapies and Don’t Live as Long as Men who are not Depressed


Depressed men with localized prostate cancer were more likely to be diagnosed with more aggressive prostate cancer, received less effective treatments and survived for shorter times than prostate cancer patients who were not depressed, a UCLA study...
9-Jul-2014 7:00 PM EDT

DARPA Awards UCLA $15 Million to Restore Lost Memory


The UCLA Program in Memory Restoration has been awarded up to $15 million by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for a four -year project aiming to help brain-injured people restore lost memory functions. A UCLA team of experts in...
8-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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UCLA Sports Concussion Expert Available to Talk About Calif. Bill AB 2127 Restricting Contact Drills for High School Football


22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Thomas Coates, Director of the UCLA Center for World Health, Available to Comment on World Wide Polio Threat


9-May-2014 6:00 PM EDT

UCLA Offers Tips to Lower the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Since this cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, it’s a great time to take a look at the health of your colon. UCLA experts encourage people to embrace these 10 tips to help protect colon...
5-Mar-2014 11:00 AM EST

Injuries, Doping, and Sports Medicine at the Olympics with UCLA Health Sciences Experts

7-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

UCLA Coauthor of IOM Report on Youth and Concussion Available for Interviews


29-Oct-2013 5:40 PM EDT

UCLA doctors available to comment on Olympic Games drug testing, gender issues and sports injuries

24-Jul-2012 5:00 PM EDT

Have a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day: Gift, Food and Activity Ideas from UCLA Experts

UCLA medical experts provide heart healthy gift, food and activity ideas for Valentine's Day.
22-Jan-2010 1:00 PM EST

Faculty Experts Advisory: Swine Flu Spreads Across Globe, Raising Fears

With cases of swine flu continuing to spread, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Homeland Security Department have declared a public health emergency, and the World Health Organization and governments around the globe are...
30-Apr-2009 9:00 AM EDT

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